Jagran launches another Devalaya!

Jagran Prakashan Limited has come up with another new Coffee Table Book on temples of Jharkhand, which was launched on 29th March in Ranchi at a prominent five star rated property in Ranchi. Titled as Devalaya Jharkhand, the book showcases some of the prominent Devalayas (temples) of the state which are held in high religious esteem by the local and trans-state devotees. It explores the glorious history and contemporary significance of 67 such temples through exclusive pictures and narratives. The book is second in the ‘Devalaya’ series by Jagran Coffee Table Book (JCTB) vertical and 6th overall. JPL had come up with Devalaya Bihar in November last year.

Devalaya Jharkhand was launched yesterday, in Radisson Blu, Ranchi, in the presence of prominent socialites, religious affiliates and top government officials besides the Jagran group colleagues. Swamishri Avimukteshwaranand Saraswati Ji, heir of Shankaracharya, Jyotish Peeth unveiled the book. A special bhajan Sandhya befittingly marked the occasion and the one hour session concluded the event with the soulful rendition by Shyamanand Jha, a prominent local bhajan singer. Those amongst present at the launch besides the Chief Guest were Shri. Arjun Munda, ex. CM, Jharkhand, Shri Anand Tripathi, CGM, Dainik Jagran, Bihar & Jharkhand, Shri. Anand Madhab, AVP, Marketing, JPL, Shri. Shailendra Dixit, State Head, Editorial, Bihar, Shri. Shri. Kamlesh Raghuvanshi, State Head, Editorial, Jharkhand and other prominent dignitaries from the Jagran Group.

Conceptualized by Shri. Anand Madhab and authored by Ms. Sharmishtha Sharma, Associate Editor, i next, the book is believed to serve as a ready reference material for the people who are inclined to know about the religious/spiritual past of Jharkhand. Inputs from renowned experts on temples have given this book extra shades of authenticity. Given the glorious religious history of Jharkhand, the book is a tribute to the spiritual sentiments of the region.

Speaking on the occasion, Swami Ji termed it as a big moment for the people of Jharkhand. “Devalaya Jharkhand is slated to represent the spiritual emotions of the state which is known for its religious lineage since ancient times. It not only documents shared holy vision but also gives reason to feel proud of the religious inheritance.”

This book shall find resonance not only with the religious affiliates but also with the national, international audience. As Anand Madhab puts it-“Devalaya Jharkhand is not only a tribute to the religious ethos of Jharkhand but it also introduces the devotional facet of the state to a larger chunk of people in and outside the country. But we expect large acceptability of the book in this part of the country.”

Anand Madhab applauded the team effort that went into the book. “With the continuing support from the JCTB team, we shall keep coming up with more and more such books which influence and benefit a whole spectrum of people and fraternities, specially religious folks” he shares. Devalaya Jharkhand shall be succeeded by similar books on the temples of UP and on the Dargahs of Bihar.

A specially complied Bhajan collection CD also comes attached with Devalaya Jharkhand. The book shall be sold pan India through a wide network of over 400 retail book stores.


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